At least they aren't scared of everything like conservatives.
If it looks weird, - conservatives are grossed out much faster, Yale study finds. "Socially conservative thinkers, on the other hand, are more likely to turn away quickly from a gross image and stare longer at a faces expressing disgust, suggesting they may be more averse to pathogens and outgroups."
Liberals are more adept to "aha" type problem solving while the conservatives tended to take a more step-by-step approach
"People embrace political conservatism (at least in part) because it serves to reduce fear, anxiety, and uncertainty; to avoid change, disruption, and ambiguity; and to explain, order, and justify inequality among groups and individuals," it said."*
The exact opposite of what I as a "liberal" want to achieve. Break up ALL the current stuff, and build it up better. Dispose of groupthink and group act.
Research has also shown that self-identified conservative thinkers may be more hostile to what social scientists call "outgroups": people (or animals) that don't come from the places they do or think like them. That trait may be tied to the tendency to get disgusted more easily — if you're more likely to turn away from a foreign pathogen, you're probably also more likely to be averse to unfamiliar groups.
"Conservatives, in their tendencies toward closure, order, and stability should expend empathy toward smaller, more well-defined, and less permeable social circles," Psychologists Adam Waytz, Jesse Graham, and their colleagues wrote in the 2016 book "Social Psychology of Political Polarization."
"Liberals, in their tendencies toward openness, tolerance for ambiguity, and desire for change, should seek larger, less well-defined, and more permeable social circles," they said.
"New research on compassion is de-bunking the myth that liberal voters might inherently be more empathetic and kind-hearted people than conservatives. In fact, previous studies have shown that conservatives and liberals are equally generous with their money and their time, they just dole it out in different ways.
Some of Waytz's forthcoming research provides even more evidence that conservatives can be just as compassionate as liberals. His findings suggest that conservatives are simply more likely to extend that empathy only to their kin.
In an unpublished study, participants first indicated whether they considered themselves "very conservative" or "very liberal"on a scale from 1 to 7. Then they were asked to report how empathetic they felt towards different groups. Conservatives tended to agree with statements like "I often have tender, concerned feelings for my family members who are less fortunate than me."
The liberal study subjects more frequently reported feeling that same tenderness toward less fortunate people in general, beyond those in their own families."
So conservative don't care about Americans.
There you have it - they care only for their families and small groups of like-minded people.